Vacant PostDoc postion “Fear conditioning and cognitive control” in Würzburg

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Please note: There are two open positions (PhD student + PostDoc), the PhD student position will be posted seperately.

The Research Group “Cognitive Control in the Context of Stress and Healthy” at the Institute for Psychology of the University of Würzburg invites applications for a

Postdoctoral Research Associate position for up to 5 years (100% regular working time).

Starting date is 1st of February 2018 at the earliest (later start possible). The full position can also be split in part-time positions. The salary will be based on personal qualifications following TV-L. The possibility to advance postdoctoral qualifications is given (e.g., habilitation).

The research group (Head: Dr. Andre Pittig) is centered in the intersection of experimental and clinical psychology and psychotherapy. It examines the associations between distress, aversive learning, and cog-nitive control processes and their relevance for mental disorders and mental health. Key focus is the inves-tigation of emotional approach-avoidance conflicts, their bio-behavioral mechanisms, and their relevance for the development, maintenance, and exposure-based treatment of anxiety and related disorders.

Research Tasks:
Your tasks will mainly involve the assistance of existing projects and the independent development of new experimental and/or clinical projects relevant to the research group. The contribution of innovative research ideas and methodologies to expand the current research focus are welcomed. The cooperation on and in-dependent development of third-party grant applications is also welcomed. In addition, the position com-prises teaching in psychology for bachelor and master students (5 SWS).

We offer:
Exciting, independent, and ambitious research in the intersection of experimental and clinical psychology and psychotherapy within a highly prestigious research institute. The institute features comprehensive re-search equipment (such as psychophysiology, virtual reality labs, EEG, eye-tracking, etc.). A friendly work-ing environment within a young, dynamic, and motivated team. The research group is embedded in the Chair of Psychology I and therefore offers excellent possibilities for scientific and social exchange and co-operation, development of independent research projects, and advanced postdoctoral qualification.

Excellent university degree in psychology or a related area (master’s degree or equivalent degree) and ex-cellent PhD degree. Applicants should have a strong research interest in the area of experimental psycho-pathology and psychotherapy, an excellent peer-review publication record, experience in planning and con-ducting experimental and/or clinical research studies, profound knowledge in methods and statistics, very good English skills, high independence and flexibility, and high motivation and commitment. It is planned to expand the current methods of the research group: Fitting experience (e.g., computational modeling, ecological momentary assessment) are of advantage, but not required.

The University of Würzburg is an equal opportunity employer in compliance with the German disability laws and aims to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants with disabilities will be favored when equally qualified.

Application by email is preferred. To apply, please send a full application (in either English or German lan-guage) including CV, publication list, one-sided research and motivation letter, and copies of all relevant certificates to Prof. Paul Pauli, Lehrstuhl für Psychologie – Biologische Psychologie, Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie, Marcusstraße 9-11, 97070 Würzburg, Email: Informal inqueries can be made at:
Application deadline is January 10th, 2018. Please note that your application will not be returned, only send copies. Interview expenses cannot be reimbursed.